RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. This is a type of computer memory, that, different from other storage devices including hard disk drives or DVDs, enables the data to be accessed directly without reading the previous content stored within it. Whenever an app is launched, it's stored in the RAM, as it may be accessed much more quickly than if it was read from another media device. With regards to the web hosting service itself, extra RAM means that more web apps can run simultaneously on a certain web server, especially when they are resource-demanding and are accessed by a great number of of people simultaneously. Different from a shared web hosting solution where the system resources of a particular account can be flexible and quite often depend on what other users consume too, a VPS has a guaranteed amount of RAM which can be used all the time. That memory is assigned to one server only and won't be used by other customers even in case it is not in use.
Guaranteed RAM in VPS Web Hosting
The physical memory that you will get with each and every virtual private server that we offer you is guaranteed and shall be available at all times even if you do not use it all for a long period of time. Every VPS account features fixed system resources and runs in an isolated container separately from other accounts on the physical server, so even in case some account starts running out of memory, we shall not assign some of your memory to that account. Furthermore never distribute the entire physical memory on the hardware node among the virtual accounts created on it, in order to make sure that it won't run out of memory. Thus, there'll always be free RAM if you decide to upgrade your package and we ensure the flawless overall performance of the physical server.
Guaranteed RAM in Dedicated Servers Hosting
The amount of RAM included with every dedicated server which we supply is sufficient enough even for extremely resource-demanding web programs. The memory will be available for your sites and any other software which you install on the server at all times, so even if at some point you use only a fraction of the system resources you have, we will never alter the hardware configuration which you have ordered. All the parts are examined before the machine is assembled, including the RAM sticks, to make certain that you'll get a flawlessly functioning machine that will guarantee the best possible overall performance for your Internet sites. The amount of physical memory you have will be listed together with the full web server configuration specifications in your billing CP.